(Originally published on March 19, 2017 and updated March 1, 2020)

March is Women’s History Month. In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians, led by the National Women’s History Project, successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week.

Use these Listenwise podcast lessons to help students learn about the accomplishments of  inspiring women of all ages, cultures, races, and abilities. Expand your students’ knowledge of the contributions of women around the world.

Listenwise Resources

Listening to podcasts featuring authentic voices can connect students to specific moments in time and promote understanding of others’ perspectives. The Listenwise podcast lessons below can be integrated into classroom lessons in a variety of ways.

Women in History

Women’s Issues

Politics & Activism


Arts & Literature

Culture & Society

Other Resources